Now that I have my book, in hand, I look back to how this endeavor became possible. Hindsight is a great teacher. My detailed, time labored daily journals were the key to my book. The first needed element was the adventure itself, something important enough to fill a journal of noteworthy purpose. Next came the tools, and that was the journals — without them there would be no book. When I began my adventures, I did not ever dream that those journals would turn into 12 chapters of my first published book: Outstanding Feats by an Ordinary Woman.